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Crimean Journey Part 3: Yalta Conference, the Romanovs and the Church on the Rock

Livadia Palace, built in 1911 for the Romanovs and the location for the February 1945 Yalta Conference.

Livadia Palace, built in 1911 for the Romanovs and the location for the February 1945 Yalta Conference.

The gardens of Livadia Palace.

The gardens of Livadia Palace.

My third day in Crimea began with a ride on the crowded minibus 115, which took me from near to my guesthouse in Alupka to the Livadia Palace. The palace was built for Tsar Nicholas II as the Russian royal family’s summer residence and completed in 1911. The royal family loved Crimea and appreciated its fresh air. The palace was also the setting for the February 1945 wartime conference, Continue reading